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Goner

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Loco Players
Release Date: 2021

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'Goner' Launches Kickstarter Campaign

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2020 @ 6:53 p.m. PDT

Goner is a 3D adventure game featuring open-world settings, AI-driven character behaviors, and interactions that will test your skills and determination to stay alive.

Goner is a dinosaur-themed survival-horror  where you embark on a journey of primal terror starring Anthony Sunder, a son looking for his missing mother and her expedition crew. His search will lead him to the location of a ghost island inhabited by hostile members of a lost civilization and feral fauna you thought extinct.

Immerse yourself in a realistic setting where you need to manage your hunger, thirst, fatigue, temperature, and health. Alone against your worst fears, will you try to save others or save yourself? The choice is yours.

Fight or flee from massive predators that hunt you using sight, sound, and smell. Aside from prehistoric reptiles, the island is filled with natural dangers such as toxic gases, poisonous plants, lava, or quicksand.

Craft weapons to defend yourself or prepare to run for your life. You can even use mud and water to camouflage your presence. If you're silent and well-hidden, you might get to live another day. Across the island, you will find safe spots such as shallow caves, structures, or high tree branches. Use these places to get rest, craft tools, upgrade your arsenal, change your gear, and save your progress. Self-management is crucial to thriving in your journey. As your inventory is limited, think about what you are going to need to get yourself to the next location and prepare accordingly.

Loco Players have launched a Kickstarter campaign, looking to raise $28,948, which will help them to get more funds to cover the costs related to the production and development. Funds will be critical to improve core features such as animations, models and textures, as well as porting the game to other consoles and VR devices.

Collect materials and craft useful items to make your journey easier. These base items can be improved with more materials and blueprints found across the island. Hone various skills such as weapons mastery and crafting through practice and repetition to increase your odds of survival.

Traverse through a world changed by various weather and times. There will be clear, cloud, rainy, foggy, and stormy days and nights—each presenting a new challenge.

Key Features

  • Self-manage your hunger, thirst, fatigue, temperature and health.
  • Hunt, collect, cook, drink, rest or craft.
  • Save your progress using a specific consumable in a safe room.
  • Limited inventory capacity. 
  • Day and night cycles with sun and moon phases + weather system.
  • Complex AI and behaviors. 
  • Camouflage your smell with mud or water.
  • Two Game Modes: Survival and Story. 
    • Survival Mode: Your only goal is to live as many days as possible. Rewards and buffs will be unlocked to use in further attempts as you accumulate days and feats.
    • Story Mode: Start the game with a clear mission: find your mother and her missing crew...and get the hell out of there. Along the way, you will learn about the mystery that envelops the island. Meet unforgettable characters and get yourself involved in interesting side quests.
  • Custom your appearance and defenses with self-made armor or clothes, building and setting traps.
  • The island will be fill with natural dangers such as toxic gases, poisonous flora and fauna, lava or quicksand.

Goner is in development for PC, scheduled for 2021, and potentially also coming to consoles and VR devices.


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